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Politics Apr 16Biden speeds refugee admissions but doesn’t lift Trump cap
President Joe Biden has signed an emergency determination that officials say will speed refugee admissions to the U.S., but he did not lift his predecessor’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year.
Politics Apr 16WATCH: Biden meets with Japanese prime minister, first guest to White House
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House in a bid to underscore the two countries’ alliance as a counter to an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Politics Apr 15WATCH: Biden warns Russia cannot act with impunity
The sweeping measures are meant to punish Russia for actions that U.S. officials say cut to the core of American democracy and to deter future acts by imposing economic costs on Moscow, including by targeting its ability to borrow money.
World Apr 15U.S. expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions
The White House is announcing the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and announcing a new round of sanctions against Russia.
Politics Apr 14WATCH: Biden to pull troops from Afghanistan, end longest U.S. war
His plan is to pull out all American forces — numbering 2,500 now — by this Sept. 11, the anniversary of the attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan.
Politics Apr 13WATCH: Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation
President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions" following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border in their second tense call of Biden's young presidency.
Politics Apr 08WATCH: Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed
President Joe Biden, in his first major gun control measures since taking office, is announcing executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing what the White House calls a "gun violence public health epidemic."…
Politics Mar 26Biden assails Georgia voting law as an ‘atrocity’
Biden commented after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. Biden says that amounts to "Jim Crow in the 21st Century."…
Politics Mar 08WATCH: Biden delivers remarks ahead of signing gender equity orders
Biden also signed a second executive order formally establishing the White House Gender Policy Council, which his transition team had announced before he took office.
Politics Mar 07Biden marks ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting rights order
A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to…